golden lion tamarin


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We had to convince the ranchers they were not going to lose their land," says Denise Rimbaldi, director of the Golden Lion Tamarin Association, which now runs the program in South America.
Sky's the limit: Pablo, left, and Cortez the Golden Lion Tamarin monkeys at Birmingham Nature Centre, inset.
Things like golden lion tamarins, a small primate from South America - it only exists because of zoos.
But, looking over two decades of captive breeding, only a handful of animals owe their survival to captive breeding--red wolves, Jamaican hutias, Micronesian kingfishers, Guam rails, black-footed ferrets, Pare David's deer, Arabian oryx, golden lion tamarins, California condors and a few others.
The family of golden lion tamarins now numbers six with the birth of twins on July 30.
As such, the canopy walkway will attract tourists, who will pay a fee for the privilege of seeing tree-dwelling giant rats, maned sloths, and golden lion tamarins in their natural habitat.
Orchids will be in bloom in the upper-level garden; downstairs you can spend hours in front of the habitats of the tiny, energetic golden lion tamarins.
That kind of knowledge has already proved quite useful for gorillas, who now breed better because zoos keep them in large groups, and for golden lion tamarins -- once housed in large colonies -- who now thrive in pairs or small family units.
Keepers travel from the nest sites of barn owl chicks deep in the Irish countryside to the rainforests of Brazil to visit endangered golden lion tamarins in their native habitat.
Smithsonian Channel won two Gold Awards, one Silver Honor, one Recommended and one Approved rating for its shows Nature Tech, Critter Quest, America's Treasures and Loose at the Zoo: Golden Lion Tamarins, as well as Stories From the Vaults: Season One.
FLIPPIN ECK: Alex the baby sea lion, who has only recently learned to swim at the zoo; ADDITION: Golden Lion Tamarins
The number of Brazilian golden lion tamarins - which have been caught and sold as exotic pets for centuries - plunged to just 200 in the early 1970s.